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The Third Flatiron descent....
The Third Flatiron descent. I've taken brenta's excellant photo and annotated it with detailed rappel instructions. This is a popular newbie climb with an exciting and somewhat non-obvious (even with the instructions printed on the bolts) rappel.

Rappel is done in three pitches with a 50 meter rope. First pitch south off the summit deposits you in a bowl about 50' below the summit. The second set of bolts is right in front of you and takes you down about 40' of dihedral to a narrow ledge. Walk west about 30' from here (stay on rope) to the second set of bolts. Clip to the bolts and re-rig the rope for the final 72' rappel to the West Bench. If you rap from the first set of bolts on the ledge (red route), it's 140' down!

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AndyVery nice!

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This is a very informative photo and really makes all that talk about the raps on the climbingboulder.com page make a lot more sense. You should post it over there too. Thanks!
Posted Nov 16, 2005 5:24 pm

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CharlesDSubmitted by CharlesD
on Nov 15, 2005 5:50 pm

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